Kray Family History

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Kray Name Meaning

German: nickname for someone thought to resemble a crow in some way, from Middle High German kra, krei(g)e ‘crow’. German: habitational name from a place called Kray, near Essen.

Source: Dictionary of American Family Names ©2013, Oxford University Press

Similar surnames: Krey, Ray, Kram, Kral, Kay, Okray, Krans, Pray, Way, Krag

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Kray Family Origin

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Kray Family Occupations

What did your Kray ancestors do for a living?

In 1880, Laborer, Farmer and Brakeman were the top 3 reported jobs worked by Kray. The most common Kray occupation in the USA was Laborer. 27% of Kray's were Laborers. A less common occupation for the Kray family was Farm Laborer.

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  • Laborer

  • Farmer

  • Brakeman

  • Farm Laborer


Census records can tell you a lot of little known facts about your Kray ancestors, such as occupation. Occupation can tell you about your ancestor's social and economic status.

Kray Historical Records

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Census Record

There are 5,000 census records available for the last name Kray. Like a window into their day-to-day life, Kray census records can tell you where and how your ancestors worked, their level of education, veteran status, and more.

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Passenger List

There are 892 immigration records available for the last name Kray. Passenger lists are your ticket to knowing when your ancestors arrived in the USA, and how they made the journey - from the ship name to ports of arrival and departure.

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Draft Card

There are 1,000 military records available for the last name Kray. For the veterans among your Kray ancestors, military collections provide insights into where and when they served, and even physical descriptions.

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Kray Life Expectancy

What is the average Kray lifespan?

Between 1948 and 2004, in the United States, Kray life expectancy was at its lowest point in 1957, and highest in 2004. The average life expectancy for Kray in 1948 was 47, and 89 in 2004.

View Social Security Death Index (SSDI) for Kray

An unusually short lifespan might indicate that your Kray ancestors lived in harsh conditions. A short lifespan might also indicate health problems that were once prevalent in your family. The SSDI is a searchable database of more than 70 million names. You can find birthdates, death dates, addresses and more.

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